Dave Ens www.EasTview.org
2 Kings 6 - let's build a bigger school! Everyone cut down a tree. One guy lost his special axe in the river. Elisha threw a stick in the water and the axe floated. He told his student to go pick it up and be more careful. Story done. But he made the student go into the water to retrieve the axe head.
Gal 6:20 everyone helps each other to do what God wants us to do. Empower each other.
3 people in the story
Elisha, student, axe head
Is it worth retrieving?
Community of Jesus is a community of recovery.
Luke 15 the woman found her lost coin and called her community to come celebrate.
God's community is not a community of efficiency. All belong. We support each other.
Eph 1.9, 10 God has revealed the mystery of his will. He wants to recover everyone. In Jesus people encountered the living love and grace of God. V20 God raised Jesus from the dead. The church now is the completeness of Christ. That is now the place of the community of believers, the church.
Do you encounter love and grace in the church? Do you find embrace? That is how we help each other.
Mario from Forward House was baptized here 3 years ago. 188 co founder. Belonging with no judgement has been a blessing. Strengthen my faith. Blessing for all those who come through there.
How has the community help you? Born RC walked away from God. Between Dave and others at EasTview.org I've grown.
Vision is to be more involved at http://www.one88.org/ and help others. Never really turned away from God even through incarceration. God can bless the worst people and give the same freedom. Show love and respect.
Jesus conquers the grave!
Savior he can move the mountains.